Walter Sanchez Silva

Walter Sanchez Silva

Walter Sánchez Silva is a senior writer for ACI Prensa ( With more than 15 years of experience, he has reported from important ecclesial events in Europe, Asia and Latin America during the pontificates of Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. E-mail:

Articles by Walter Sanchez Silva

Why does producer Eduardo Verástegui consider ‘Sound of Freedom’ success a miracle?

Jul 13, 2023 / 16:00 pm

“Sound of Freedom” ranked first at the box office on its opening day in U.S. theaters on July 4.

Catholic Church is most credible institution in Nicaragua, CID Gallup poll finds

Jul 12, 2023 / 16:15 pm

The survey indicated that 48% consider the Catholic Church to be the most credible institution, while the Ortega presidency has only 26% credibility.

5 years after massacre, Nicaragua dictatorship arrests priest, blocks return of another

Jul 11, 2023 / 08:00 am

On Sunday, July 9, Father Fernando Zamora Silva was reportedly “arbitrarily arrested” in the city of Managua where he was visiting.

WYD is an invitation to young people to experience God, explains future Portuguese cardinal

Jul 10, 2023 / 16:00 pm

Bishop Américo Aguiar, an auxiliary bishop of Lisbon, made the statement July 6 in an interview with RTP Notícias.

Dictatorship in Nicaragua confiscates convent of sisters it abducted and expelled

Jul 5, 2023 / 13:27 pm

The Ortega dictatorship canceled the legal personhood and confiscated the assets of the Sisters of the Fraternity of the Poor Ones of Jesus Christ.

Nicaraguan dictatorship places Sandinista flags in front of cathedral of imprisoned bishop

Jun 27, 2023 / 16:20 pm

“Obviously, this is one more provocation from the Sandinista dictatorship against the Nicaraguan Catholic Church,” a Nicaraguan researcher said.

Former feminist turned pro-lifer shares her testimony prior to March for Life in Colombia

Jun 5, 2023 / 17:20 pm

A young Colombian mother shared her testimony regarding her feminist past and recounted how now she defends the right to life of the unborn.

Church tower collapses following earthquakes in southern Peru

Jun 5, 2023 / 16:30 pm

A tower at a church in southern Peru has collapsed due to a series of earthquakes there in recent days.

Group of faithful in Germany rejects Synodal Way: ‘We want to remain Catholic’

Jun 2, 2023 / 18:00 pm

Birgit Kelle told EWTN Noticias that her association represents “many orthodox Catholics who are concerned about the Synodal Way and its decisions.”

Nicaraguan dictatorship takes over Catholic school; three nuns may be deported soon

Jun 1, 2023 / 15:15 pm

According to the Nicaraguan media, the police justified the takeover of the school by stating that they must review the school’s documentation.

Dictatorship in Nicaragua accuses Catholic Church of money laundering

May 30, 2023 / 14:00 pm

The Nicaraguan National Police published a statement May 27 accusing the Catholic Church of various crimes including money laundering.

Men’s Worldwide Rosary prays for the conversion of the entire world

May 10, 2023 / 17:00 pm

The Men’s Rosary was held in various cities in Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Ecuador, Paraguay, and more.

Bishop on Venezuelan migrant crisis: ‘Serious thing’ to sacrifice people for failed system

May 10, 2023 / 16:00 pm

Bishop Marco Antonio Cortez Lara called it a shame when governments “get lost in these tangles of ideologies and sacrifice the person for the structures.”

Gas shortage in Cuba: Priest needs electric bicycle to offer Mass in distant parishes

May 9, 2023 / 12:00 pm

Father Kenny Fernández Delgado, a priest of the Archdiocese of Havana, shared a series of tweets about his difficulties reaching the people he serves.

In 5 years the Church in Nicaragua has suffered more than 500 attacks, 90 in 2023 alone

May 4, 2023 / 17:00 pm

Researcher and lawyer Martha Patricia Molina on May 3 presented the third installment of her report “Nicaragua: A Persecuted Church?”

Rupnik superior: ‘From an ecclesial point of view it’s illegal’ for priest to own business

Apr 27, 2023 / 12:45 pm

The superior of Father Marko Rupnik, a Jesuit priest and artist accused of sexually abusing numerous nuns, said Rupnik owned 90% of a company.

More than 100,000 turn out for pro-life, pro-family parade in Peru

Apr 22, 2023 / 08:00 am

More than 100,000 people participated April 15 in the Parade for Life and Family, in the city of Arequipa, Peru.

Exiled Nicaraguan bishop says Ortega’s attacks are ‘a sign of desperation’

Apr 18, 2023 / 17:00 pm

Auxiliary Bishop Silvio Báez of Managua, Nicaragua responded to new verbal attacks of the country's bishops by Nicaraguan dictator Daniel Ortega.

Historic trip of bishop of Hong Kong to Beijing is the first in three decades

Apr 18, 2023 / 13:00 pm

Bishop Stephen Chow of Hong Kong arrived yesterday in Beijing, the capital of China, amid some tensions between the Asian giant and the Vatican.

Dictatorship in Nicaragua expels three nuns who were serving the elderly

Apr 14, 2023 / 16:00 pm

In a new attack against the Catholic Church, the dictatorship of President Daniel Ortega expelled three nuns from Nicaragua.